CPN (Maoist Center) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha has remarked that the timing of visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Awaraj is not in accordance to diplomatic and political practice.
Shrestha took to twitter to express his unhappiness saying the Nepal visit of Sushma Swaraj is not in accordance to diplomatic and political practice. “However, we welcome her, and wish and try to make the visit fruitful.”
Swaraj has visited Nepal on visit of CPN-UML bypassing the government and the Foreign Ministry that was officially informed by India of her visit only a day before her arrival on Thursday.
“But I must again repeat we must maintain our dignity and focus on national interest,” the former deputy prime minister and foreign minister added.
Generally,the timing of Sushma Sworaj´s current visit to Nepal is not acc to normal practice politically and diplomatically.however,we welcome her and wish&try to make the visit fruitful .but I must again repeat we must maintain our dignity and focus on national interest.
— NKShresthaPrakash (@nksthaprakash) February 2, 2018
Shrestha had tried to establish the practice of maintaining diplomatic protocol and taking Foreign Ministry officials along whenever Nepali prime minister and ministers meet foreign diplomats or government officials.